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In this intimate interview, hear insights about Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance voyage as only a devoted granddaughter can have them.
Around the world, scientists are risking their lives to retrieve seeds destined for a massive vault near the North Pole. Their work just might save mankind
Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked
It's a contentious, edgy argument! But it's flawed in just about every way. Here's how to exploit those flaws.
These 10 people have signed up to die on Mars, in order to live there.
We spoke to candidates with science backgrounds from across the political spectrum
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
It's a fact of the archaeological record: Modern humans survived and Neanderthals did not. Why? And what does it teach us about our own survival?
Understanding how the brain perceives the passage of time could lead to treatments for mental illnesses. Why does time seem to slow down during a life-threatening situation? Our reporter falls 15 stories to find out
Brain damage has unleashed extraordinary talents in a small group of otherwise ordinary individuals. Will science find a way for everyone to tap their inner virtuoso?
From vanilla to GMOs, how science shaped the taste of the modern world
Pioneering surgeons have made it possible to transplant a human uterus that can bear children, offering hope to millions of women who never thought they could give birth.
The 2004 Popsci Design Competition
What's the best way to make scientists?
By turning its crime problem into a data problem, Santa Cruz is reinventing police work for the 21st century
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
It's about brains, not brawn.
With the worldâ€™s wild fish stocks plummeting, experts say that something must be done to ensure our seafood supply. Are offshore fish farms the solution?
See the top ten hurdles facing game designers today, and the cutting-edge tech that will soon make them relics of the past